Get Prepared Articles & Tips

Follow these home fire safety tips to help make sure your home and family are safe from potential fires. Every 85 seconds. That’s how often fire departments responded to a house fire in 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association.... Read more .

Here’s what you can do if a summer storm, hurricane or hailstorm strikes, plus what to do if a tree falls on your house. You don’t need a hurricane warning to crank up your stress level about possible storm damage to your home. Even a short-lived... Read more .

There are some easy things you can do before — and after — a flood, hurricane or earthquake to help preserve your appliances. Natural disasters are, unfortunately, a part of our world. These events often take us by surprise, and when they’re... Read more .

Make sure your roof and windows are ready for severe weather. It’s storm season, when your home’s roof and windows can take a beating from high wind, heavy rain and hail. If you haven’t already taken steps to get your house ready, do it now. Here... Read more .

If you’re selling your home, there are certain renovations you can undertake to help increase your asking price — without breaking the bank. If you’re planning to stay in your home for the next 10 to 15 years, you don’t need to worry too much... Read more .

We love our kids, but they can be tough to keep away from dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, ovens and ranges. Here are some ways to prevent them from damaging your appliances. While we love our children unconditionally, it’s likely our... Read more .

You’ve got a limited budget. Here’s how to decide which home renovation projects you should tackle first — and why. When it comes to home renovation projects, we all wish the sky could be the limit. Unfortunately, budgets usually determine what... Read more .

Winter is finally over, which means it’s time to put away the snow shovels and start thinking about spring projects, such as your lawn. Winter weather can leave your grass, shrubs and trees weak and hungry, especially after months of lying... Read more .

You might not be ready for winter, but your snow blower should be. These important snow blower maintenance tips will make sure your machine is ready for the white stuff. Winter is just around the corner. Be ready before the first storm hits by... Read more .

Is your home ready for a new look? Give it a face-lift this season with vinyl siding. It’s that time of year again—time to spruce up the outside of your house! Why not go for a total makeover with new vinyl siding? Not only will you love the... Read more .